It’s almost time.
We’re on the doorstep of Super Bowl 55, with massive wagers and prop bets flowing like wine at a family wedding. These wagers include crazy Super Bowl bets that go far beyond basic point spreads, moneylines, and over-unders.
Editor’s note: All odds are current as of February 5, 2021.
1. Position of Super Bowl MVP
Quarterbacks take home the MVP trophy 53.3 percent of the time, so what’s the fun in betting on Patrick Mahomes or Tom Brady?
Plunk an Alexander Hamilton on a kicker, punter, and, you won’t believe this, long snapper to win Super Bowl 55 honors at +8000 to potentially turn $10 into $800.
2. Kansas City Chiefs - First Touchdown Scorer
Roughly six minutes into the Chiefs’ divisional round matchup versus the Cleveland Browns, Patrick Mahomes scored the squad’s first TD when he waltzed into the end zone off the right side from a yard out.
Mahomes did the same thing in last year’s Super Bowl when he scored KC’s first touchdown via a one-yard rush against the 49ers.
The third time’s a charm as well?
3. Player Props - Rushing Yards
Bucs’ running back Leonard Fournette churned out 93 yards at Washington, 63 yards at New Orleans, and 55 yards at Green Bay in his three road playoff games.
He’s getting +100 odds to rush over 50.5 yards on Sunday.
[Gets out calculator.] Yes, 93, 63, and 55 are each over 50.5 rushing yards.
4. Player Props - Kicking Points
Let’s give some love to the kickers and pit them against one another in this wild prop bet.
Tampa’s Ryan Succop is listed at 7.5 total points with an over of +105 and an under of -130. The oddsmakers have Kansas City’s Harrison Butker at 8.5 total points, but you currently must give up the juice no matter which way you go (over -105, under -115).
5. First Player To Record 10+ Rushing Yards
Did you know that Tom Brady finished the regular season with six total rushing yards, including five games in which he accumulated negative yards on the ground?
His longest stroll came in the season-opener at New Orleans for a whopping nine years. Wouldn’t it be just like Brady to nail this wager at +10000 odds to turn your $10 into $1,000?
6. Antonio Brown (TB) Receptions - Exact
The public loves betting the over and anticipating big numbers from stars they know well. That’s why taking Tampa wide receiver Antonio Brown to have exactly zero catches at +1200 could be a sneaky-good bet.
Sidelined in the NFC title game against Green Bay, Brown hauled in just one reception on two targets in the divisional round against the Saints and two receptions on three targets in the Wild Card at Washington.
Thinking this is a fun $5 bet to win $65? I don’t blame ya. Damn good deal.
7. Super Bowl LV - Cross-Game Matchbets
Now, these bets are wild as BetMGM combines polar opposite sports into one bet for your gambling pleasure.
This is my favorite. Which will be higher: Tom Brady Passing Touchdowns in Super Bowl LV (-250) or Alexander Ovechkin Total Points vs. Philadelphia Flyers on February 7, 2021 (+200).
Now that’s a crazy Super Bowl bet.
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Andy Coffaro is a sports journalist and managing editor with published work in USA Today, MSN, HERO Sports, The Mercury News, East Bay Times, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview magazine, and more. He graduated from San José State University with a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Kinesiology. Follow him on Twitter @andycoffaro.